year 5 (Basquiat class)

Class Teacher:Miss Coy

ETA: Mrs Fisher

Welcome to Year Five’s page!

Here you can find out about what we are getting up to in class and some useful information that you can use to help your child progress. Miss Coy is our class teacher and our support teacher is Mrs Fisher. Our class artist is Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Face-to-face contact with parents is very limited at the moment due to Covid-19 restrictions but if you have any issues or concerns, please get in touch either via the school office or through Class Dojo - our virtual door is always open! 


We are often asked whether there are any books which we can recommend for pupils. The website: shows lots of good choices for individual year groups. 

Children read daily in class and 1-1 with an adult at least once a week. Home reading books are sent home on Friday and are changed regularly. Staff will constantly monitor and assess that your child is reading books at an appropriate level.

We also enjoy story time at the end of the day, where an adult or pupil reads to the class.



Please find below the Year 5 and 6 statutory spelling list. These are words that the children should aim to spell correctly in their written work. They will not necessarily be on the weekly spelling lists as these link to particular spelling patterns which are being taught in class. The children will learn some fun techniques to practise spellings in class and may want to try these at home too.


Following on from their work during lockdown, White Rose have continued to produce home learning, which will support the teaching in school. You can find it here.


Below is the White Rose Maths overview for the year which will help you support your child with our current maths concepts:


Our science topic during Autumn 1 is Earth and Space. You can find the knowledge organiser below:


Our PE days will be Monday and Friday. Please ensure that your child has a kit in school on these days and that it is washed regularly. Where possible, we will be outside so please include suitable, warm clothes.

Skelmanthorpe Academy

Elm Street, Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9DZ

01484 863306